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Dog got in battle with a skunk

blu67

Well-Known Member
My dog was simply doing what she feels she is supposed to do and "protect" our property and WHAM!!! nailed by a local skunk....UGH....such a foul smell when straight from the tap....

I'm sure you guys in the more rural areas have dealt with that on more than one occasion but not so for me here in the 'burbs.

Did find that Hydrogen Peroxide, baking soda and dish washing detergent is an excellent de-skunkifier.
 

blu67

Well-Known Member
My mother used tomato sauce as a de-skunkifier.
We read the tomato sauce trick didn't work. At least not as well as the recipe we ended up using. Not to mention...she's a white dog. Can you imagine the staining?:D
 

Gigantopithecus

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Reminds me of an Irish guy I used to work with. Never seen a raccoon, then one showed up at his apartment. He hid in his truck till it left. Absolutely terrified.

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guruatbol

Always on vacation!
don't know what skunk is , maybe for the better ?
I ran one over with my 76 F250 years ago and I got just the head. It sprayed the entire underside of this highboy 4x4.

I hit it about a quarter mile from the prison and when I got there the stink was so bad we could smell it like it was right next to you all the way on the inside of the prison yard. Lasted days.

My last dog Murphy would seek them out when camping and kill them. One time he found one on a boy scout trip. All the boys wanted to sleep with Murphy until this happened. I threw him in the lake and played fetch with him about an hour in and out of the water. He ended up sleeping in the back of the truck with me. Stunk for three days.

I have heard tomato juice but never got it to work for me. So I just make them sleep outside and feed and water them outside until the smell is gone.

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rbohm

Active Member
Be glad you have never meet one. It is the only animal I will not shoot on the farm. Had one mark one of the barns once. Could still smell it after several years.
when i worked at the grand canyon at the el tovar hotel, teh skunks would get in and down into the basement, and start marking their territory. you could smell it for hours afterwards. it got real bad one night when three of those damned things got down there and went after each other. it very nearly drove me out of the hotel, as well as the guests at the far ends on the third floor.
 

blu67

Well-Known Member
We read that if you don't get the smell off quickly, it could last for up to two years.....you got lucky with Murphy...
 

guruatbol

Always on vacation!
We read that if you don't get the smell off quickly, it could last for up to two years.....you got lucky with Murphy...
Didn't know what else to do. Camping, nothing available to wash him down so in the lake with you. He loved to swim too so was very easy.

It only lasted for a couple days with him anyway.

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